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LEEP procedure: What to expect

LEEP procedure: What to expect

LEEP stands for loop electrosurgical excision procedure. Doctors perform them to detect or treat cervical cancer. During a LEEP, an electrical current passes through a loop of wire. A doctor uses the wire to cut abnormal cells from the cervix. They send a sample of these cells to a laboratory to detect signs of cancer […]

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What to know about fibroadenomas of the breast

What to know about fibroadenomas of the breast

A fibroadenoma is a type of lump that can develop in the breast and typically appears in females. Fibroadenomas are very common, but they are benign, which means that they are noncancerous. Other than the lump itself, a person with a fibroadenoma is unlikely to experience any symptoms. In this article, we look at the […]

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A soy-based diet could help strengthen bones

A soy-based diet could help strengthen bones

A new study has investigated the impact of dietary soy on bone strength in postmenopausal women. The authors conclude that eating more soy might in fact strengthen bones in women of all ages. Could soy improve bone health in women? The reduction in bone density and strength that is common in postmenopausal women is of […]

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Lower back pain and vaginal discharge: What to know

Lower back pain and vaginal discharge: What to know

Lower back pain and vaginal discharge can each develop for a wide range of reasons. These symptoms are common on their own. When they occur together, it can point to an underlying condition. In this article, learn about seven possible causes of lower back pain and vaginal discharge. We also explore risk factors and treatment […]

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Preventive care drops when government cuts close women’s health clinics, research says

Preventive care drops when government cuts close women’s health clinics, research says

When women’s health clinics close because of government funding cuts aimed at abortion providers, fewer women seek lifesaving preventive care that can identify health threats such as cancer, research from the University of Kansas shows. David Slusky, assistant professor of economics at KU, and Yao Lu of the Analysis Group in Boston found that when […]